Album of Birds and Animals, 1888 Album of twelve double leaves, each signed and sealed, with one leaf dated wuzi eighth month, with an exterior titleslip by Wu Xiyong signed "Guichang". 13 7/8 x 15 3/4in (35.5 x 40cm) each leaf
潘嵐 鳥獸圖 設色紙本 册頁十二開 一八八八年作
Pan Lan, who also used the artist's name Jiaoshi, was a student of Ren Xiong (1823-1858), the father of the Shanghai school. Pan Lan's paintings were said to have a profound effect on Zhang Shuqi (1900-1957). This album of bold compositions and daring brushwork vividly demonstrates the new directions the Shanghai school was taking in the late nineteenth century.
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